Business Support Services Consultancy Framework

Business Support Services Consultancy Framework

There will be eleven separate lots within the framework comprising: 1) General Financial Consultancy Services; 2) Provision of 2 Day Strategy Workshops; 3) General Business Strategy Consultancy; 4) Marketing Consultancy Support; 5) Procurement Support; 6) ICT Consultancy Support; 7) Training Consultancy.
United Kingdom-Irvine: Procurement consultancy services

2015/S 127-233381

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

North Ayrshire Council
Cunninghame House, Friars Croft
Contact point(s): Corporate Procurement
For the attention of: Category Manager
KA12 8EE Irvine
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 8456030590
E-mail: procurement@north-ayrshire.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1294324054

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.north-ayrshire.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00337

Electronic access to information: www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

General public services

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Provision of Business Support Services Consultancy Framework.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: North Ayrshire.

NUTS code UKM33

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

North Ayrshire Council is currently inviting tenders from suitably qualified companies for the provision of Business Consultancy Services within North Ayrshire. There will be eleven separate lots within the framework comprising: 1) General Financial Consultancy Services; 2) Provision of 2 Day Strategy Workshops; 3) General Business Strategy Consultancy; 4) Marketing Consultancy Support; 5) Procurement Support; 6) ICT Consultancy Support; 7) Training Consultancy; 8) Environmental Consultancy; 9) Tourism Consultancy; 10) Human Resources Consultancy and 11) Leadership Development Consultancy.
This Framework will be used primarily by the Business and Business Growth Teams within Economic Development Service to support North Ayrshire Businesses but will be open for use by other Service areas within the Council.
The procurement of these services by North Ayrshire Council is intended to address information gaps in the knowledge of businesses in North Ayrshire. These interventions will allow the provision of basic information and support to allow the businesses to make informed investment decisions. It is not anticipated that any individual contract awarded under this Framework will be more than five days in duration with the majority being two days in duration.
Note: The buyer is using PCS-Tender to carry out this procurement process. Please note this is a separate website and if you are not already registered, registration will be required.

To access PCS-Tender, record your interest in this notice and access the tender documentation please visithttps://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk and search for project Code 4006 under ITTs Open to All Suppliers. Please use the Search/Filter function, then select Project Code from the dropdown. Please note that once you have expressed interest in the ITT it will move to your My ITTs area.

For further information on using PCS-Tender, please read the Supplier Response Guide:https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/esop/pts-host/public/pts/supplierhelppage/PCS-TSupplierResponseGuide.pdf

If you have already registered on Public Contracts Scotland and PCS-Tender and paired your accounts you can access PCS-Tender through your Public Contracts Scotland Control Panel.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79418000, 66171000, 79410000, 79413000, 79414000, 79412000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Information about lots

Lot No: 1Lot title: General Financial Consultancy Services

1)Short description

See ITT.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

66171000

3)Quantity or scope

Per Day Charge.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2Lot title: Provision of 2 Day Strategy Workshops

1)Short description

See ITT.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80522000

3)Quantity or scope

Charge per day.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 3Lot title: General Business Strategy Consultancy

1)Short description

See ITT.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72221000

3)Quantity or scope

Charge per day.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 4Lot title: Marketing Consultancy Support

1)Short description

See ITT.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79413000

3)Quantity or scope

Charge per Day.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 5Lot title: Procurement Support

1)Short description

See ITT.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79418000

3)Quantity or scope

Charge per day.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 6Lot title: ICT Consultancy Support

1)Short description

See ITT.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71316000

3)Quantity or scope

Charge per day.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 7Lot title: Training Consultancy

1)Short description

See ITT.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

80500000

3)Quantity or scope

Charge per day.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 8Lot title: Environmental Consultancy

1)Short description

See ITT.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

90700000

3)Quantity or scope

Charge per day.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 9Lot title: Tourism Consultancy

1)Short description

See ITT.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

75125000

3)Quantity or scope

Charge per day.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 10Lot title: Human Resources Consultancy

1)Short description

See ITT.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79414000

3)Quantity or scope

Charge per day.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 11Lot title: Leadership Development Consultancy

1)Short description

See ITT.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73220000

3)Quantity or scope

Charge per day.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

As per the ITT document.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

As per the ITT document.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

As per the ITT document.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: North Ayrshire Council is committed to maximising Community Benefits from its procurement activities. Under this procurement, the successful applicant, and its supply chain, are required to support the Councils social objectives relating to participation in skills development, training, employment initiatives, education initiatives, community initiatives, supporting sme’s and third sector organisations. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may, where appropriate, relate in particular to social, economic and environmental considerations and Community Benefits requirements may, if appropriate, be included as a minimum requirement.
III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As per the ITT document.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As per the ITT document.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As per the ITT document.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As per the ITT document.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below

1. Quality. Weighting 40

2. Cost. Weighting 60

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

NAC/1044
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

12.8.2015 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Place:

Cunninghame House, Irvine, KA12 8EE

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

Please note that any questions / queries re this tender opportunity must be raised through the electronic facility within the Public Contracts Scotland tender portal only. However questions may only be asked up until 12:00 on 2.8.2015. While the system will allow and record questions after this time, North Ayrshire Council will not respond, given the proximity to the submission deadline.
(SC Ref:403052).
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: North Ayrshire Council will incorporate a minimum of 10 calendar day standstill period at the point of information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

1.7.2015

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